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Scholarship and College Pathways

Scholarship & College Pathways Coordinator

 

Nicole Morasca

831-728-8102 ext. 3598

Nicole_morasca@pvusd.net


Aptos High

Tuesdays 

831-728-7832 ext. 5186


 Pajaro Valley High

Mondays & Fridays  

831-728-8102 ext. 3598


 Watsonville High

Wednesdays & Thursdays

831-728-6390 ext. 6477

 

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Scholarship List

 

View scholarships on a month to month deadline

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May

Insurance Professionals of Monterey Bay 2019 Senior Scholarship

Deadline: May 31,2019 Amount:$1,500

Open to high school seniors in Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara or Santa Cruz County who is planning to continue his/her education after high school.  Any student may apply for this scholarship, regardless of their gender or anticipated field of study.Requirements:Completed application (attached), Minimum GPA of 2.75, Certified transcript from school, Typed essay of 500 to 750 words. Applications and information must submitted via email to:  creed@lowball.com

Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarships (Juniors/Class of 2020)

Amount: $1,000-$2,000  Deadline: May 31, 2019

Eligibility: Any high school Junior (class of 2020), residing in the United States, plays a high school or club sport, and maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Candidates are chosen based on their responses to questions pertaining to how they meet the standard defined in Elevating Your Game: Becoming a Triple-Impact Competitor by PCA Founder Jim Thompson:

  • Personal Mastery: Making oneself better
  • Leadership: Making one's teammates better
  • Honoring the Game: Making the game better.

June

 

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship

Amount:$500 Deadline: June 1, 2019

1) Be between the ages of 17 and 24 on September 1st, 2019
2) Submit answer to the essay question, which can be found on the application page, prior to the June 1st, 2019 deadline.
3) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
4) Be a resident of the United States or Canada

 

Woman Forward in Technology Scholarship

Amount: 3,000 (15 awards)     Deadline: June 15, 2019

Must be accepted into or currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the US, in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field. 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA required. At least one letter of recommendation.

BigSun

Amount $500               Deadline: June 19, 2019

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Essay required

Scholarship for student care givers

Amount: $1,500         Deadline: June 30, 2019

The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

 

Do-Over Scholarship

Amount: $1,500  Deadline: June 30, 2019

Criteria:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
  • Submit online written responses

July

 Minecraft Scholarship

Amount: $2, 00 Deadline: July 31, 2019

Criteria:  currently be enrolled in college or high school, 3.0 or high GPA, and United States citizen. Application and essay needed.

 

December 2019

THE IMAGINE AMERICA SCHOLARSHIP

Amount:$1,000 Deadline: December 31, 2019

The scholarship is for high school seniors planning to attend a career school participating in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. (Participating career schools are listed at www.imagine-america.org/ourschools.) To qualify, applicants must graduate in calendar year 2019 with a GPA of 2.5 or above and enroll in a participating career college. Applicants may also be requested to demonstrate commitment to community service and/or financial need

 

Ongoing Scholarships

Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description

Amount:$1,000 Deadline: Monthly

Open to juniors and seniors. Students must write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the scholarship.

 

Monterey County Hospitality Association

Amount: Up to $2,000 

The Scholarships assist students pursing degrees in hotel management, culinary studies, wine and other hospitality fields. Priority goes first and foremost to Monterey county residents. Applicants from San Benito and Santa Cruz counties will be considered at the discretion of the selection committee. Must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale a minimum of 100 hours of hospitality/wine related work or internship experience; have applied and gained acceptance to a hospitality/wine related post-secondary program either full-time or substantial part-time in the US or US territories .

Common Knowledge Scholarship Fund

Amount: $250-$2,500 

Take a quiz, show us what you know, win scholarships. It's that easy! At CKSF there are no essays, no applications, and no GPA requirements. Students will the highest scores at the end of each completion win.

Marine Corps NROTC

Amount: Full tuition

Must be a US citizen.  SAT scores of at least 1000 or ACT of at least 22.  Apply to one of the approved NROTC colleges.  For more information, contact Captain Melanie Clifton at 510-714-3144 or melanie.clifton@marines.usmc.mil  

Wells Fargo College STEPS Sweepstakes

Amount: $5,000

Sign up to receive college planning and money management information from Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS Program.  Sweepstakes winners are chosen randomly.  

 

AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts Scholarships 

Amount: $1,000 

Scholarships are awarded based on talent, merit, academic excellence and financial need.  Must attend AMDA.  Visit www.amda.edu for more information

 

Last updated 4/8/2019

 

 

 

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Websites / Resources

E4FC Undergraduate Scholarship Database (Resource for undocumented students)

 

E4FC has developed resources to help undocumented students across the United States find scholarships to pay for college. (Click here for Scholarship Database)

 

 

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